Metropolis II by Chris Burden

With a landscape evocative of Fritz Lang’s film of the same name, Metropolis II by Chris Burden opened this weekend at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to a futuristically frenetic effect. The scale model city has over 1,000 model cars channelling about its roller coaster roads at a speed relative to their size of 240mph – the whole effect becoming less about size and more about the busy energy that cities exudes. Burden has produced something like this before but this latest installation is altogether more remarkable with some buildings going through ten prototypes before making the final micro-megalopolis.

Watch the video below !

Via It’s Nice That.

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One Comment to “Metropolis II by Chris Burden”

  1. That is absolutely AMAZING. He does an incredible job capturing a city. Each car looks like it has a mind of it’s own and everything looks so busy! I need to cruise by LACMA and see if this is still there (I’m fairly close). Thank you so much for sharing this!

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